Remains of sacrificed buffalo found in Vietnam

Published on May 22nd, 2012 | by Admin

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The remains of a buffalo sacrificed in 1402 has been found beneath a wall at the Ho Citadel in Vietnam.

Vu The Long, of the Viet Nam Institute of Archaeology, said the find was a big surprise for scientists as nothing similar had been found at the worshipping platforms of different dynasties across the country.

The fact the buffalo skeleton was buried directly underneath the biggest surrounding wall of the Nam Giao platform led scientists to believe it was sacrificed when Royal Mandarin Ho Quy Ly ordered the platform built in 1402, Long said.

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